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Five Dangerous Faults of General: Art of War by Sun Tzu

INTRODUCTION The art of war by Sun Tzu is one of the oldest military treatises in the world. It was originally written in Chinese which was later translated to English in 1910. The art of war has always been of vital importance to the state as it is a matter of death for its kingdom and people. In this book on Art of war, he talks about different skills and techniques such as laying plan, waging war, attack by strategy, energy use of spies, etc. He also explains the five dangerous faults of the General which can ruin the war. In modern times, these faults must be taken care of while leading a team of corporates/people as well. THE FIVE DANGEROUS FAULTS According to Sun Tzu, a ‘General’ plays a vital role in the art of war. A general is usually the one who receives the order from the sovereign, organizes his army, and gathers his forces. General who completely understands the Art of war knows the benefits he can get from the variety of tactics. He also knows how to handle and inspire hi

Coronavirus Lockdown: Best use of this time

Did this lockdown period restrict you to go out? We know that you want to go out and enjoy nature but as Robert H. Schuller once said that "Tough times never last, but tough people do.” We need to spend this time at home and definitely, that time will come when we will be free to go out anywhere. Just think if this COVID lockdown happened 10 years back then at that time we might not have so many free and informative resources that are now available over the internet. I have observed so many people who are in the abyss of grief just because of this lockdown. So many people are talking about the lockdown and predicting the future of the earth. Don't worry as these people were also there when this lockdown was not there, at that time they were in fear of so many other things but now they are together and thinking about this problem and giving tips to cricketers, movie-stars, and even politicians. Today we will suggest five different ways by which you can learn very useful thing

What to do in Quarantine period ?

Hiro Onoda was a Japanese intelligence officer who fought in World War II and refused to surrender until decades after WW II. In 1944, Onoda was sent to the Philippines to fight against the American army. His immediate senior ordered him to never surrender and war may take several years to end. He also assured him that they will come for him and he has to just stay back and fight. In Feb 1945 when the American army attacked the Philippines with full force then Japanese army personnel split up in a group of 2-3 officers.  The rest of the Japanese personnel were either died or surrendered but Onoda's group consisting of 3 other personnel survived in Jungle. His group set up a base in mountains and started attacking local civilians thinking that civilians are agents of the American army. In late 1945, his group got a number of leaflets dropped by airplanes reading "The war ended on August 15, Come down from the mountain." In 1949, one of the members of the group surrend

Bruce lee: King of Martial Art

Saudia Flight 163 was a flight that used to regularly fly between Karachi to Jeddah. 19 Aug 1980 was a normal day for that flight and pilots completed the first leg of the journey at Riyadh. In the second leg, the flight had to start from Riyadh and it started normally. Soon after takeoff, pilots observed the smoke in the compartment and decided to go back to Riyadh for an emergency landing. The flight with 287 passengers and 14 crew onboard landed successfully at Riyadh Airport. But all of the passengers and crew died just because of smoke even after taking successful emergency landing. Similarly many times we used to ruin our life even after starting our career well. There are certain personalities who always inspire us to excel in life. Bruce Lee is one such person who achieved so much in life at a very early age. If we think about speed or Martial Art then his name used to come in our mind. He died at a very young age of 32 but what he had done in such a short time is really

Oprah Winfrey: Fire of Motivation

She’s considered as a big Television media Baron and also dubbed as “Queen of All Media" but her challenging story is known to very few people. Let us see how she had become the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire despite coming from a very poor family. She was born in Mississippi and her grandmother was a maid. Her mother was a housekeeper and there were very minimal chances that she can reach even a graduate school. She was so poor that her mother can’t even afford a dress for her daughter and Oprah used to wear Empty Potato Sack dresses. She was a child rap victim and suffered so many hardships. She got pregnant at the age of 14. We can't imagine what type of trauma she had faced in her childhood. After her newborn child died immediately after birth, her stepfather told her that this is her second chance. She came out of trauma and joined her college again. She excelled in her studies and got a chance to w

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Long time back a sculptor used to live in a village. He was a very talented person and used to earn a good amount of money for his living. After some time he was blessed with a son. At a very small age, his son also started making sculptures. His son also used to make good sculptures and after looking at his work, the sculptor used to become very happy. Father used to give feedback to his son for constructive improvements for his work. Son also used to take feedback from his father in a positive way and used to try his best next time. Subsequently, his son started making better sculptures after implementing his father's inputs. Now his sculptures were selling at higher rates as compared to his father's sculptures. But still, his father used to find improvements in his sculptors and one day son started scolding his father. Son told his father that now he has achieved perfection and there is no need for your feedback. He also told him that please improve your own work and try

Why you must conquer your fear ?

Once upon a time, there was a village where villagers used to live with peace and harmony. One giant monster used to come at the gate of the village on every full moon night and used to challenge the villagers. He used to tell them that they must give him their gold ornaments and food to him or they must send their bravest person to fight with him otherwise, he will kill all of the villagers. Just because of the fiery personality of that monster no one came forward to fight the monster. This thing continued for several years. Many times few of the brave villagers tried to challenge the monster but they stepped back after listening to the menacing voice and personality of the monster. As the full moon night start approaching, villagers start shivering just because of fear of the monster. One day a new person visited the village and some of the villagers apprised him about the grave problem. This new person decided to challenge the monster despite his frightful personality. On the

Warren Buffett: Top 10 Rules For Success Part 2

There was a story regarding a little sparrow in the jungle. She used to listen to the good thoughts of a spiritual teacher living in the jungle. One day there was a very big fire in the jungle and everyone was running from the jungle.  Big and small animals were running away to save their lives. Suddenly they observed that little sparrow was flying far away from the jungle to take little water in her beak and trying to extinguish the fire of the jungle with that water. She had continued this for a while. Other animals started asking why she was doing so? does she become mad? She answered that whenever people will read the history of the jungle then I don't want to come in a list of animals who were just standing by or ran away. I want to come in a list of animals who tried their best to extinguish the fire. Similarly, we used to just stand and see how our career is getting doomed and do not take any concrete action. Warren Buffett is the kind of person who had tried his best